Wikipedia:WikiProject Microbiology

About About WikiProject Microbiology

This Wikiproject aims to organize efforts to improve microbiology-related articles on Wikipedia.

If you would like to help, feel free to add yourself to the list of participants, or have a look at the How you can help section below. You don't need to know anything about microbiology to help!


This project aims to cover all areas of microbiology including: bacteria, archaea, fungi, protists, viruses, microbiologists, microbiological methods and concepts, microbiology equipment, microscopy, and other microbiology-related topics.

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Improve articles

  • We have over 10,000 articles listed as "stubs", pick your favorite and start adding more info!
  • Nearly 20% of all Microbiology articles are tagged with some concern! These mark areas for improvement. Feel free to post on the talk page if you need a hand!
  • Improve articles to GA!
  • Check new articles added to our project!

Start new articles

  • Pick your favorite protein/microbe/microbiology-related thing and start a new article! If you need a hand, post on the talk page!


Improve the project itself

  • Assist in public relations and outreach by recruiting editors interested in microbiology to contribute. A bot-generated list of users active on microbiology pages is here!

Categorise microbiology related articles

  • Label articles of interest to the project by putting the banner template on the talk pages of all articles of interest to microbiology.
  • Categorise articles by adding them to the appropriate microbiology categories as shown to right.

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Barnstar {{Microbiology Barnstar}}
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Taxobox {{Automatic taxobox}}
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WikiProject Microbiology (Rated NA-class)
WikiProject iconThis article is within the scope of WikiProject Microbiology, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Microbiology on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
NA This article has been rated as NA-Class on Wikipedia's content assessment scale.

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